Standard Baking Powder Biscuit
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Standard Baking Powder Biscuit Recipe
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- 1 quart flour (4 cups)
- 4 level teaspoons Calumet baking powder
- 1 level teaspoon salt
- 1 - 2 butter or lard
- 2 cups milk or water (more or less, enough to mix a very soft dough)
- Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder together thoroughly
- Rub in shortening with fingers or flexible knife
- Add milk or water, as cold as possible, mixing to a very soft dough
- Mix with a spoon or flexible knife in preference to using a warm hand
- Turn dough onto a well floured board and roll out lightly until half inch thick
- Cut into biscuits and lay in baking pan, not too closely
- Bake in hot oven for 12 - 15 minutes